Milly by Michelle Smith, New York Fashion Week, FALL 2011

Michelle Smith, the designer behind the young-luxury collection Milly. With a jewel-tone-infused color palette inspired by Guy Bourdin, Smith delivers a rich blend of luxurious materials featuring mohair, silk herringbone, italian tweed and cashmere corduroy, with suede and Mongolian lamb accents. Signature prints for the season include a digitally-created feather print on silk charmeuse, a medallion print on silk jacquard and a chain-link print on silk twill.
Collection standouts include maxi coats in mohair plaid and double weave wool, cropped-sleeved coats and capes in double faced wool, which are layered with knits and pleated stretch georgette blouses, a herringbone silk jacquard dress of tumbling tiered ruffles, and a pleated culotte skirt cut from navy wool gabardine. Key colors for the season include emerald, sapphire, burgundy, ruby and plum.
The color-rich palette crosses over into Milly’s handbag collection, featuring oversized envelope clutches with drop-in chain straps, smart satchels and sleek cross-body minis, all with custom hardware. Luxe leathers for the season include lush suedes and nubucks, glossy vernice, antiqued calfskin, shrunken lamb and hair calf.
Statement-making jewelry completes the look with stacked coil cuffs and gold disk necklaces on snake chain, alongside smoky topaz, amethyst and emerald stone accents.

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